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including a republican president, george h.w. bush, has ordered executive orders tightening gun control restrictions. >> yes. >> megyn: how far can president obama go? >> well, it's a great question, megyn. the statute on which george h.w. bush relied said that the president could ban importation into the u.s. of weapons that were not, quote, suitable for sporting purposes, closed quotes. and left up to the president and his advisors to determine what that means, suitable for sporting purposes. george h.w. bush, himself a hunter and throughout his career, candidly, a defender of second amendment rights tightened up the meaning for suitable for sporting purposes so as to exclude from importing into the u.s. you could own it in the u.s. if you somehow got it. if you're a dealer here, couldn't bring it. if you're a seller in another country, couldn't sell it in the u.s. and guns determined to have purposes other than sporting. this is an example of an area of governmental authority where the president has discretion. president obama, and that was 1968 statute from the lbj years, it's still
, advocacy authorities and president clinton and mark theison a former speech writer for president george w. bush. and before we get to the gun debate an unfortunate to impugning the motives of his opponent. and it's pretty clear that that is what happened there, as he is saying those who oppose his measures do so because they want to gin up fear or make money or generate tv ratings. why can't it be, mark, that they just don't see eye to eye with him? >> well, that's exactly what it is. i mean, we have a difference of opinion and people come to their, to their positions with honesty and with conviction and obama can't simply see that. look, that's not the only time he's done that this week, on the debt limit when he had his press conference on the debt limit. what's motivating and propelling the thousands republicans is more than simply deficit reduction, they are suspicious about government commitment to make sure that seniors have decent health care and whether government should make sure that kids in poverty are getting enough to eat. that's an outrageous statement to begin with. on top
to the george h.w. bush international airport. obviously, houston is one of the busiest airports and flown in and out of there and maybe seen the campus before. there are about 28,000 undergraduate students, who attend lonestar college and we have no idea how many were on campus this afternoon when there were shots fired beau we know there was an emergency alert e-mail spent out to every student and cafaculty member and harris college locked down. immediately take shelter where you are, do not enter the campus until notified further. we saw students and faculty being evacuated and also saw people taken away on stretchers. mark smith is the public relations officers and administrator for harris counties emergency operation. and mark, thanks for being here. >> what do we know. >> i can add details for you. our agencies transported three to the hospitals in houston and one of our level one trauma centers and also to houston northwest medical center. from what i understand was, in talking with our dispatch personnel, one of our neighboring agencies, cyprus creek e.m.s. also transported an indi
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